Ashanti Shoots ‘Early in the Morning’ Video


Ashanti isn’t letting the low sales of her “Braveheart” album stop her from continuing on with the project’s promotion.

In a move that made fans quite happy, the R&B diva took to Instagram earlier this week to post behind-the-scenes pics from the video shoot for her French Montana assisted single “Early in the Morning.”

Ashanti told fans the visual would be released in October and they should expect a much bigger announcement to accompany it.
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Ashanti Lands New Movie Role


According to Shadow & Act, R n’ B singer Ashanti has signed on to star in the film adaptation of the stage musical “Stuck.”

Ashanti will star alongside “Breaking Bad” actor Giancarlo Espisito, as one of six New Yorkers stranded on a stalled New York City subway in the middle of a heatwave.

Michael Berry, who directed the stage play, will also direct the film version, and Ashanti has hinted at adding an original song or two to the score.
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Video: Believe by Ashanti


“Rain on Me” songstress Ashanti teams up with a host of R&B and hip-hop artists for the single and video “Just Believe,” a PSA for Michelle Obama’s “Partnership for a Healthier America” initiative.

Ashanti called working with the First Lady “inspiring,” and says she hopes the campaign helps inspire young people to lead healthier lives.
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Ashanti Tackles Chaka Khan’s ‘Sweet Thing’


Ashanti celebrated the top 10 debut of her “Braveheart” album by stopping by AOL’s New York studio to perform a selection of her biggest hits, including “Foolish,” her latest, “I Got It,” and Chaka Khan’s timeless classic “Sweet Thing.”

According to Ashanti, despite her decade long career, many in the public are still unaware of her vocal abilities, and often throw jabs at her via social media.
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Chart Check: Ashanti’s “Braveheart”


After an almost two year delay, Ashanti’s long awaited fifth CD “Braveheart” was finally made available to the public earlier this week.

The project is the first independent release from the singer via her own Written Entertainment label, and features production from L.T Hutton, Mansur Zafr and Sharif Slater.

Ashanti called the project a labor of love via Instagram, where she also thanked fans for making the album #1 on the R&B charts.
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Ashanti Previews ‘I Got It’ Video

It’s a new year and according to Ashanti, she has big plans for her serially delayed “Braveheart” album. Not only will the project eventually get a new name, but will also feature all new singles, beginning with the latest Rick Ross assisted track “I Got It.”

We got our first taste of the single last year when Ashanti unveiled the cover; and now we’re getting our first taste of the video, which Ashanti made available for preview earlier today via Instagram.
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Ashanti Not Giving Up On ‘Braveheart’


Ashanti’s reworked “Braveheart” album is reportedly still set to be released.

Though it has been delayed for over two years, Ashanti recently posted promo shots from the album via Instagram, along with the caption “Braveheart 2014.”

After releasing a plethora of singles, many of which failed to chart, Ashanti went back into the studio and informed fans of her plans to rework the entire project.

Unlike previous “Braveheart” singles which featured collaboration with rap artists, Ashanti says future single will most likely feature other R&B artists, most notably, a rumored collaboration between her and Miguel.
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Ashanti Releases New Music


There may be hope yet for fans still hoping Ashanti will release her long delayed “Braveheart” album.

Ashanti used her Twitter page on Friday night to unveil the cover for a new Rick Ross assisted single “I Got It,” which leaked over the summer and originally featured Ciara’s fiancé Future.

The track will be included on Asahnti’s new album, though she did tell a fan on Instagram that it more than likely will not be named “Braveheart.”
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Ashanti’s Preps Christmas Movie


Although her Lifetime series ‘Army Wives’ was canceled, Ashanti’s relationship with the network remains intact. So much so, the cable channel tapped the R&B beauty to co-star in their holiday flick ‘Christmas in the City.’

Ashanti will reportedly play the role of Teanna, a Grinch style character who manages the local department store.

Lifetime released a few promo shots earlier today, which you can check out below.

When asked by fans on Instagram if she was putting singing on the back burner to focus on acting, Ashanti said “no” and said the public can still look forward to new music from her, including a reworked version of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, which will appear during the closing credits of ‘Christmas in the City.’
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Ashanti Readies New Single

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Despite pushing her “Braveheart” album back to 2014, R&B diva Ashanti still held a release party for the CD over the weekend, and just recently released her umpteenth single from the project.

During a recent Ustream session with fans, Ashanti previewed “Don’t Tell Me No,’ a track whose demo leaked almost two years ago- around the same time the album was officially set to be released.

As previously reported, “Braveheart” has been delayed for some two years now, and because of “clearances” and “legalities,” shows no real sign of ever reaching the market without the support of a major label.

In a question and answer session with college students earlier this year, Ashanti voiced her apprehension in signing with a major label, citing the dreaded 360 deal which requires artists to share ALL their profits with a label, including those earned via tours or outside ventures like endorsements.

Despite her many setbacks, Ashanti continues to assure fans her full album will see the light of day. “Don’t listen to any release dates given by the blogs,” she said via Ustream. “When we get ready to release the album I will post the news myself. Look for the album to feature all new singles, cover art and a brand new promo campaign.”

Ashanti Wows in Michael Costello

Ashanti wowed the paparazzi last night while attending the 2013 Pre-BET Awards Celebration. The 32-year old R&B diva wore a gorgeous python dress ($695) designed by former Project Runway contestant Michael Costello. Ashanti paired her look with minimal make-up, accessories by Jade and gold-trimmed pumps ($1,695) by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Ashanti Experiences a Sales Spike


According to Amazon, after Ashanti’s recent performance of her single ‘Never Should Have’ on the Marie Show, the song had a 951% increase in sales via their chart.

‘Never Should Have’ is the fourth single to be lifted from the singer’s upcoming fifth solo album ‘Braveheart,’ due out July 30th.

The single has also gotten a big push thanks to its being played during several episodes of ‘Army Wives,’ the hit Lifetime series Ashanti joined for its 7th season.

Ashanti will perform the single again on June 19th, this time via Katie Couric’s new show ‘Katie.’